We care about our people, our community and our environment
Synaptek is a responsible and progressive business and we take social responsibility seriously, providing a working environment that treats employees, customers and suppliers fairly. We also support local community initiatives and we are environmentally conscious wherever possible.
At Synaptek, we value and respect diversity in the workplace. We demonstrate a fair recruitment policy, employing people from all backgrounds with a vast range of skills and interests.
Free from discrimination
Our workplace is free from unlawful or unfair discrimination complying with our equality and diversity policy. We are committed to ensuring that our employees work in a safe, inclusive and fair environment.
We promote equal opportunities by pushing development, career advancements and training to support all employees in their journey at Synaptek.
Synaptek is passionate about supporting our local community and investing in putting Birmingham firmly on the global technology map.
Our parent company, Spherica, is a Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce Member so we contribute to helping support local events and sharing our knowledge and experience within this community. We’re also engaging with various other local initiatives designed to inspire and support the next generation into careers in technology.
Where possible, we use suppliers that are local to our customers’ businesses, such as local courier services, to provide the most cost-effective solutions and support localisation.
We’re proud to support:
- Birmingham Tech’s Inspire series
- Representatives of the Slack Community
- Aston University’s AstonHack
- Birmingham University’s Open Hack
We pride ourselves on leading a responsible business and ensuring we follow transparent, sustainable and ethical processes.
We’re delighted that as part of this journey, we’ve embarked on a carbon assessment with our parent company, Spherica, and are delighted to have received our carbon assessed certificate from Carbon Footprint. We’re working towards reducing and offsetting our carbon emissions, so we’re not only delivering more sustainable technology solutions for our customers, but we’re also building a business that is committed to doing its part to drive change. You can check out our Environmental Policy here.
At Synaptek, we ensure that we follow sustainable methods of disposal of hardware and we are as paperless as possible.
Reducing our environmental impact
Where possible, we have always supported flexible location working practices, including home-based or client-based, thus reducing the environmental impact of our workforce. We use a shared serviced office as our base, which is environmentally efficient as we only utilise it when required. We also encourage and monitor the use of greener modes of transport, such as trains, for business travel.
Last Christmas, we didn't just decorate the tree...
We invested our Christmas budget into planting a forest of trees to help lessen our impact on the world around us, but we don’t plan on stopping there.
We’re committed to planting more forests for our environment and will continue to do so for the foreseeable.
We are delighted to be supporting such a great initiative, you can find out more about More:Trees here.
Doing all we can
We’re immensely proud of the people-first culture we’ve continued to nurture at Synaptek; an essential part of this is ensuring we have the right support in place to protect the health and wellbeing of our employees.
Mental Health Awareness Training
Of particular focus for us at the moment is how we ensure our employees know where to turn to for any mental wellbeing support they may need, especially during what has been an incredibly challenging time for everyone. We were delighted to be able to send delegates from both Synaptek and Spherica, our parent company, to partake in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England’s training course.
This helps us ensure that we stay true to our commitment where colleagues are free to talk about mental health and have the right support network in place with our dedicated and #MHFA certified Mental Health First Aiders.
We have other additional support processes in place to help promote wellbeing inside and outside of the workplace, including a ‘Wellness Hub’, a space to seek new health and wellbeing resources, including meditation and mindfulness, yoga, workouts and more.
Furthermore, we also offer internal resources to encourage employees to reach out, take regular breaks, and even automated birthday notifications to ensure all colleagues remain connected whilst offering a flexible and remote working policy.